About APAI-CRVS

The Africa Programme on Accelerated Improvement of Civil Registration and Vital Statistics (APAI-CRVS) is a regional programme developed following the political commitment and policy directives of the ministers in charge of civil registration to reform and improve CRVS systems on the continent. At the regional level, the programme is guided by a Regional CRVS Core Group led by Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) in partnership with African Union Commission (AUC), African Development Bank (AfDB), Secretariat of African Symposium on Statistical Development, United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), World Health Organization (WHO), United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), INDEPTH Network, Plan International and PARIS21. The Secretariat of the Programme is based in African Center for Statistics (ACS) at ECA.

Rwanda completes a CRVS comprehensive assessment and moves forward to modernize its CRVS system

The comprehensive assessment of civil registration and vital statistics (CRVS) systems in Rwanda started in July 2016 and was successfully completed in October 2016. The assessment was conducted jointly by the National Institute of Statistics (NISR) and the National Identity Agency (NIDA) in partnership with UNICEF, AfDB and ECA among other multiple partners.

Comprehensive assessment in Madagascar started

The comprehensive assessment of CRVS system in Madagascar has commenced on 21 June, 2016. This follows the the big pre-assessment mission that took place in March this year, under the leadership of Dimitri Sanga, Director of ECA Subregional Office for West Africa accompanied by representatives of UNICEF and AfDB. Firm commitments and promises of support were received directly during the mission from the President of the Republic of Madagascar, the Head of Government, the Minister of Interior, the President of the Senate and high-level representatives of the National Assembly.

 

Team led by ECA visiting Sierra Leone for pre-assessment mission

Mr. Oliver Chinganya, Director, African Centre for Statistics, UN Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) led a team to Sierra Leone on a mission from 27 to 30 June 2016 to support the Government of Sierra Leone to prepare for the assessment of their civil registration and vital statistics (CRVS)  System. The team members joining the mission were from UNICEF, WHO, UNHCR, Plan International and Centre for Disease Control (CDC).

CRVS Digitization Guidebook

The Civil Registration and Vital Statistics Digitisation Guidebook (CRVS-DGB) is an online resource that provides step-by-step guidance for countries to plan, analyse, design and implement digitized systems and automated processes for CRVS. It has been developed by the African Regional Core Group on CRVS under the technical leadership of Plan International supported by Economic Commission for Africa and African Development Bank in collaboration with country experts across Africa. Jembi Health Systems, South Africa, provided the technical support as consultant organization.

 

Access the Guidebook online at: www.crvs-dgb.org